Washington Pierce County Public Libraries

By | January 2, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Pierce County, WA. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Washington Pierce County.

1. Branch Library BONNEY LAKE LIBRARY
Street Address: 18501 90th Street East, Bonney Lake, WA 98390
Phone Number: (253) 863-5867 Pierce N/A N/A

2. Branch Library BUCKLEY LIBRARY
Street Address: 123 South River Avenue, Buckley, WA 98321
Phone Number: (253) 829-0300 Pierce N/A N/A

3. Branch Library DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1902 South Cedar, Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone Number: (253) 591-5166 Pierce N/A N/A

4. Branch Library DUPONT LIBRARY
Street Address: 1540 Wilmington Drive, Dupont, WA 98327
Phone Number: (253) 964-4003 Pierce N/A N/A

5. Branch Library EATONVILLE LIBRARY
Street Address: 205 Center Street, Eatonville, WA 98328
Phone Number: (360) 832-6011 Pierce N/A N/A

6. Branch Library FERN HILL BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 765 South 84th, Tacoma, WA 98444
Phone Number: (253) 591-5620 Pierce N/A N/A

7. Branch Library GRAHAM LIBRARY
Street Address: 9202 224th Street East, Graham, WA 98338
Phone Number: (253) 847-4030 Pierce N/A N/A

8. Branch Library KEY CENTER LIBRARY
Street Address: 8905 Kpn, Lakebay, WA 98349
Phone Number: (253) 884-2242 Pierce N/A N/A

9. Branch Library KOBETICH BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 212 Browns Point BLVD. NE, Tacoma, WA 98422
Phone Number: (253) 591-5630 Pierce N/A N/A

10. Branch Library LAKEWOOD LIBRARY
Street Address: 6300 Wildaire Road SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone Number: (253) 582-6040 Pierce N/A N/A

11. Branch Library MILTON LIBRARY
Street Address: 1000 Laurel ST., Milton, WA 98354
Phone Number: (253) 922-2870 Pierce N/A N/A

12. Branch Library MOORE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 215 South 56th Street, Tacoma, WA 98408
Phone Number: (253) 591-5650 Pierce N/A N/A

13. Branch Library MOTTET BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 3523 East G Street, Tacoma, WA 98404
Phone Number: (253) 591-5660 Pierce N/A N/A

14. Branch Library ORTING LIBRARY
Street Address: 202 Washington Avenue, Orting, WA 98360
Phone Number: (360) 893-2661 Pierce N/A N/A

15. Bookmobile OUTREACH SERVICES
3005 112th Street E., Tacoma, WA 98446
Phone Number: (253) 536-6500 Pierce N/A N/A

16. Branch Library PARKLAND/SPANAWAY LIBRARY
Street Address: 13718 Pacific Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98444
Phone Number: (253) 531-4656 Pierce N/A N/A

17. Branch Library PENINSULA LIBRARY
Street Address: 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Phone Number: (253) 851-3793 Pierce N/A N/A

18. Library System PIERCE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
3005 112th Street East, Tacoma, WA 98446
Phone Number: (253) 536-6500 Pierce 5,476,660 2,409,932

19. Library System PUYALLUP PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 324 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371
Phone Number: (253) 841-5454 Pierce 485,574 268,761

20. Central Library PUYALLUP PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 324 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371
Phone Number: (253) 841-5454 Pierce N/A N/A

21. Library System ROY CITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 122 3rd ST. E, Roy, WA 98580
Phone Number: (253) 843-2331 Pierce 2,426 3,750

22. Central Library ROY CITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 122 3rd ST. E, Roy, WA 98580
Phone Number: (253) 843-2331 Pierce N/A N/A

23. Branch Library SOUTH HILL LIBRARY
Street Address: 15420 Meridian East, Puyallup, WA 98375
Phone Number: (253) 848-8686 Pierce N/A N/A

24. Branch Library SOUTH TACOMA BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 3411 South 56th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409
Phone Number: (253) 591-5670 Pierce N/A N/A

25. Branch Library STEILACOOM LIBRARY
Street Address: 2950 Steilacoom Boulevard SW, Steilacoom, WA 98388
Phone Number: (253) 588-1452 Pierce N/A N/A

26. Branch Library SUMMIT LIBRARY
Street Address: 5107 112th Street East, Tacoma, WA 98445
Phone Number: (253) 536-6186 Pierce N/A N/A

27. Branch Library SUMNER LIBRARY
Street Address: 1116 Fryar Avenue, Sumner, WA 98390
Phone Number: (253) 863-0441 Pierce N/A N/A

28. Branch Library SWAN CREEK BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 3828 Portland Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98404
Phone Number: (253) 591-7805 Pierce N/A N/A

29. Branch Library SWASEY BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 7001 Sixth Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406
Phone Number: (253) 591-5680 Pierce N/A N/A

30. Central Library TACOMA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1102 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: (253) 591-5666 Pierce N/A N/A

31. Library System TACOMA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1102 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: (253) 591-5606 Pierce 2,162,445 1,200,529

32. Branch Library TILLICUM LIBRARY
Street Address: 14916 Washington Avenue SW, Lakewood, WA 98498
Phone Number: (253) 588-1014 Pierce N/A N/A

33. Branch Library UNIVERSITY PLACE LIBRARY
Street Address: 3605 Bridgeport Way West, University Place, WA 98466
Phone Number: (253) 565-9447 Pierce N/A N/A

34. Branch Library WHEELOCK BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 3722 North 26th, Tacoma, WA 98407
Phone Number: (253) 591-5640 Pierce N/A N/A

Overview of Pierce County, Washington

Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state of Washington. It was named for U.S. President Franklin Pierce. As of 2004, the population was 744,000. The county seat is Tacoma, on Commencement Bay.

Pierce County is notable for being home to the Mount Rainier volcano, the tallest mountain in the Cascade Range. Its most recent recorded eruption was between 1820 and 1854. There is no imminent risk of eruption, but geologists expect that the volcano will erupt again. If this should happen, parts of Pierce County would be at risk from lahars, lava, or pyroclastic flows. The Mount Rainier Volcano Lahar Warning System was established in 1998 to assist in the evacuation of the Puyallup River valley in case of eruption.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,679 km² (1,806 mi²). 4,348 km² (1,679 mi²) of it is land and 330 km² (128 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 7.06% water.

Geographic features

  • Carbon River
  • Cascade Range
  • Commencement Bay
  • Mount Rainier
  • Nisqually River
  • Puget Sound
  • Puyallup River
  • Tacoma Narrows
  • Key Peninsula
  • Anderson Island
  • Lake Tapps

Major highways

  • Interstate 5
  • Interstate 705
  • Washington State Route 16 (Tacoma Narrows Bridge)
  • Washington State Route 167
  • Washington State Route 512

Adjacent counties

  • King County, Washington- north
  • Yakima County, Washington- east
  • Lewis County, Washington- south
  • Thurston County, Washington- west/southwest
  • Mason County, Washington- west/northwest
  • Kitsap County, Washington- north/northwest

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 700,820 people, 260,800 households, and 180,212 families residing in the county. The population density is 161/km² (417/mi²). There are 277,060 housing units at an average density of 64/km² (165/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 78.39% White, 6.95% Black or African American, 1.42% Native American, 5.08% Asian, 0.85% Pacific Islander, 2.20% from other races, and 5.11% from two or more races. 5.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 260,800 households out of which 35.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.80% are married couples living together, 11.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% are non-families. 24.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.10.

In the county, the population is spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $45,204, and the median income for a family is $52,098. Males have a median income of $38,510 versus $28,580 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,948. 10.50% of the population and 7.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.20% of those under the age of 18 and 7.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Artondale
  • Ashford
  • Bonney Lake
  • Buckley
  • Carbonado
  • DuPont
  • Eatonville
  • Edgewood
  • Elbe
  • Elk Plain
  • Fife
  • Fircrest
  • Fort Lewis
  • Fox Island
  • Frederickson
  • Gig Harbor
  • Graham
  • Greenwater
  • Lakewood
  • McChord AFB
  • Midland
  • Orting
  • Parkland
  • Prairie Ridge
  • Puyallup
  • Roy
  • Ruston
  • South Hill
  • South Prairie
  • Spanaway
  • Steilacoom
  • Summit
  • Sumner
  • Tacoma
  • University Place
  • Waller
  • Wilkeson

Other

The third largest army post in the United States, Fort Lewis, is located in the County as are McChord Air Force Base, Madigan Army Medical Center, and Camp Murray National Guard post. Altogether these military installations contribute over 42,000 military and civilian jobs to the local economy.

The Port of Tacoma is the sixth busiest container port in North America, and one of the 25 busiest in the world, and it plays an important part in the local economy. This deep-water port covers 2,400 acres (9.7 km²) and offers a combination of facilities and services including 34 deepwater berths, two million square feet (190,000 m²) of warehouse and office space, and 131 acres (530,000 m²) of industrial yard. One economic impact study showed that more the 28,000 jobs in Pierce County are related to the Port activities.